You had a feeling that after losing to Chesterfield in the fourth qualifying round, but then replaying the tie, that County would go on to have a bit of a run in this year’s FA Cup. Rochdale were disposed of in round one, and now County are through to the third round for the first time since 2006-07 after Sunday’s victory over fellow National League side Yeovil Town after extra time. Taking a look back at the game for The Viaduct are County fan Ric Pennington and Yeovil fan Ian Perkins. Photo courtesy of Mike Petch. Yesterday’s match in one
***** 5 Stars ***** Even though it was only last year, I’m already unbelievably nostalgic for 2019. I don’t know if that’s because the most exciting thing that’s happened to me in 2020 has been having a pizza delivered to my front door, or the fact that the summer of 2019 was so bloody wonderful. In any case, 2019 was ace. Oh, it really was. Culminating with Blossoms’ sold-out Edgeley Park gig in June, which was the perfect ending to an incredible couple of months. The gig, and all the build-up, is the subject of a new documentary which came
Through to the second round of the FA Cup after beating a side two divisions higher. Second in the National League. Yeah, this Covid thing needs to bugger off sharpish. Another fantastic victory for County at the weekend, with a superb FA Cup giantkilling at Rochdale, which puts us just ninety minutes away from a possible trip to one of the Premier League big boys. Giving us their thoughts on Saturday’s game at Spotland are County fan Mark Love and Rochdale fan David Chaffey. Photo courtesy of Mike Petch. Yesterday’s match in one word:Mark (County) – Businesslike.David (Rochdale) – Frustrating.
Well, that opening day defeat at Torquay has quickly been forgotten about hasn’t it? It’s four wins on the bounce since then, the latest on Saturday night thanks to Alex Reid’s 85th minute winner at Chesterfield in front of the BT Sport cameras. County fan Gareth Eccleston and Derbyshire Times writer Liam Norcliffe look back at Saturday’s match for The Viaduct. Photo courtesy of Mike Petch. Yesterday’s match in one word:Gareth – Gritty.Liam – Frustrating. Pre-match thoughts:Gareth – I knew it would be a tough game, but we had a good chance of taking all three points. We’re bang on
Jon, a 40-year-old senior information manager from Wilmslow, meets Claire, a 33-year-old scientist from Edgeley. JON ON CLAIRE What were you hoping for from your date?To have a fun and enjoyable evening and to see where things go. First impressions of Claire?Really bubbly and talkative and we were on the same wavelength. What did you talk about?We spoke about loads of different things including family, jobs, sport, each other’s backgrounds, travelling, music and the fact that I’m a southerner! Any awkward moments?None whatsoever. What did you have to eat?Curry. Good table manners?Yes! What were your thoughts on the restaurant?Nice restaurant
Don’t say this too loudly. In fact, whisper it for now. But Stockport County could be starting to mount a serious promotion challenge this season. Top scorers in the National League, County are now just one point behind leaders Hartlepool following Tuesday night’s 5-2 victory in London. The Viaduct looks back at last night’s seven goal thriller by speaking to County fan Matt Stambach, and Wealdstone fan Mike Renny. Photo courtesy of Mike Petch. Yesterday’s match in one word:Matt – Comeback!Mike – Sobering. Pre-match thoughts:Matt – A long away day on a Tuesday can always be tough, but with the
October the 14th. The date on which Usher was born in 1978, the channel Dave launched on Freeview in 2007, and when Felix Baumgartner hurtled towards the Earth from a balloon in space in 2012. Nothing as exciting on this particular date in 2020, although it’s certainly an important one, as Stockport is placed in Tier 2 under the latest Coronavirus restrictions. For now, our pubs and bars can remain open. In places like Liverpool, under Tier 3, it’s a very different story, with pubs and bars having to close their doors immediately. As with the rest of the UK,
After losing at Torquay on Saturday, Stockport County picked up their first win of the new National League season last night, coming from a goal behind to beat FC Halifax Town 2-1. The Viaduct looks back on last night’s game by speaking to County fan Matt Stambach, and Halifax fan Alex Tepielow. Yesterday’s match in one word:Matt – Exciting.Alex – Encouraging. Pre-match thoughts:Matt – I was certainly hoping to see a reaction from the players after the last minute defeat at Torquay.Alex – Hoping for a Town win. Post-match thoughts:Matt – Pleased with the win. Halifax looked a decent side